Calling All Brides – The Premier Bridal Event This Sunday in Universal City

Congratulations on your engagement!  Now it’s time to have some fun planning your wedding!

Harsanik Bridal Show / The Premier Bridal Event 2013 at the Hilton Universal on 3/10/13

Photo credit: 2012 Harsanik Bridal Show – Harsanik.com, Facebook

The Premier Bridal Event is an upscale bridal show that will be held on Sunday March 10th from 12 to 5pm at the centrally located Hilton Hotel in Universal City.

Harsanik.com is very excited about our venue this year as it is one of the largest ballrooms in Los Angeles, much larger than any of our previous venues. We are looking forward to having a lot of open space to allow brides and guests to walk around and mingle with vendors.

Harsanik.com has once again partnered with Fancy That! Event Design & Coordination to bring together some of the best vendors in the Southern California wedding industry. In addition, live entertainment, a couture bridal gown fashion show, wedding cake tastings, and raffle prizes are just a few of the highlights of the 2013 Bridal Show!

Here’s a list the vendors you will meet:

Vanna K Bridal & Fashion Jewelry

Royal Gor Photo & Video Studio

Harp by Karina

Mamikon (Dhol-Zurna-Duduk-Clarinet)

Sako

Tigran Asatryan

Anoush Banquets

IBEX Bridals

Karoza Design

Lovella Bridal

Lovella Bridal by Ines Di Santo

Winnie Couture Bridal Salon

Addicted 2B Jeweled

Pearls & Lace Designs

Papeon

Candy Lane Designs by Lory

Cake Studio

Rafi’s Pastry & Cakes

Royal Cakes

Shakar Bakery

Angel’s International Catering

Anoush Catering

Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant

Gaiana’s Touch Catering

Divine Event Group

Fancy That! Event Design & Coordination

Memorable Moments

Dynamic Duo Dance Studio

DJ International

DJ Sevag

Heartbeat DJ

Angela’s Fantasy Creations

White Night Design

Alina Fiore Design by Ashley

Farabela’s Touch

Magnolia Village Flowers

Tic-Tock Couture Florals

The Dezign Shop Florals, Decor and Planning

Armineh’s Capelli Salon & Spa

Arsineh Ghazarian Beyond Beauty Parlor

Fame’s Beauty Salon

Fetish Beauty Lounge

LA Dental Day Spa

New Look Skin Center

Calligraphy Katrina

PM Platinum Transportation

Arm Production

Armen Asadorian Photography

BGS Productions

Couture Foto

Duke Photography

Eric Film

Evan Photography

Golden Picture & Video

Photo Buzz LA – Photo Booth

Sakosan Photography

SoCal Shutterbooth – Photo Booth

StavroVideo Productions

Vic Studios

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This will be an event you don’t want to miss!  Pre-sale tickets are now available for $20 at www.harsanikbridalshow.com/tickets and will be sold at the door for $25.

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Catering for Jewish Events

Many events or gatherings, especially large scale ones, benefit from the use of a food caterer to take care of both food and beverage needs. For those events with guests that keep kosher in attendance, a different type of caterer may be needed. A kosher caterer is a person or company that specializes in preparing and serving food and beverages that adhere to kashrut — the strict set of Jewish dietary laws.

A caterer in general can cover the needs for virtually any sized event, from a family holiday gathering to a massive ballroom affair. These services are great options to take the pressure of many details off of a host. This is perhaps all the more true when special cooking needs are in order. While many caterers offer niche services such as ethnic cooking or vegetarian preparation, being a kosher caterer generally takes an extra level of expertise and certification.

Events that typically call for kosher catering include Jewish weddings, bar mitzvahs, bat mitzvahs, and bris ceremonies. Holiday dinners, such as those on Rosh Hashanah or Passover, are also often catered. Allow us to highlight some delicious ideas for your event.

Honey Roasted Pomegranate Chicken

This chicken dish, using pomegranates, honey, carrots, and apricots, is perfect for the Jewish Holiday Rosh Hashanah as it combines traditional New Year ingredients into a beautiful dish, served with hope for a sweet and fruitful New Year.

Makki Ka Soweta

It is all about the rich and authentic Indian flavor and taste. The easy Makki ka Soweta is lamb cooked with corn and spices. Cook up a feast for your guests with this simple lamb curry recipe.

Braiding a Six Strand Challah

Challah is a wonderful tasty bread. The challah bread is a very soft egg bread and is very pleasing in both appearance and taste. n The 6 braided Challah is very special

Matzo Ball Soup

This classic Passover recipe is served as the first course of the seder meal in Jewish homes all around the world.

Knishes

This recipe for classic Jewish baked dumplings is a baked or fried dumpling made of flaky dough with your choice of filling. In the most traditional versions, the filling is made entirely of mashed potato, ground meat, sauerkraut, onions, kasha (buckwheat groats) or cheese. Other varieties of fillings feature sweet potatoes, black beans, fruit, broccoli, tofu or spinach.

Those these are just highlights of countless Jewish traditional and memorial dishes we hope they inspire you when planning your next event.

Plan Your Event

Our catering department would be honored to help you with all your catering and event needs for your life’s most important events. They can assist you in choosing the best menu and services to make your event everything you have envisioned. For more information visit the official website http://bit.ly/HUCEventsandCatering

Meet The Staff- Lmi Unson

Lmi Unson
Associate Director of Sales – Groups
5 years of service

“What is your favorite place to suggest to guests looking to dine off-site?”

Firenze Osteria (on Lankershim) for Short Rib Ravioli, Poached Pear Salad and Flourless Chocolate Cake.

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Spring Wedding Inspiration

Spring may be “wedding season,” but that doesn’t mean your wedding can’t be unique. Spring weddings are absolutely beautiful. Think soft pastels, blooming buds outside and breezy weather that hits the spot after being stuck inside for winter. Spring is great for outdoor weddings, a variety of flowers are in season and the outdoors will offer natural inspiration for your wedding.

The Season
Spring is understandably one of the most popular seasons to get married in. The weather is not too hot and not too cold, there’s an array of delightful flowers in bloom and fantastic yummy seasonal food to include in your menu. What Spring does also bring is changeable weather. It is important for you to be prepared. Arrange that both the head bridesmaid and the best man have any weather eventuality covered to get you to the wedding looking fresh and dry. It is also important to keep your guests in the know about the weather leading up to the ‘big day’. Keep an eye on the forecast and contact your guests with information as soon as you have it.

The Cake
Well if there’s any season to indulge then Spring is it! For many Spring is the time of Easter celebration after a long Lent fast, so a spring wedding cake must be a real treat on the senses. The overall look could match your colour scheme or you could just choose bright spring coloured icing. Alternatively, choose a beautifully patterned white fondant and make it come alive with cascading fresh flowers; delicious in every sense of the word. When it comes to taste you might want a very naughty-but-nice chocolate sponge filled with fresh strawberry puree filling. Otherwise choose a lighter lemon cake with blackberry infused cream filling.

The Food
There’s so much fantastic fresh food to include on your wedding menu so be inspired by your tastes and come up with a mouthwatering combination. Why not serve perfectly seasoned lamb with garden vegetables and opt for a traditional yet sophisticated take on jelly and ice cream. You’ll want to keep everyone refreshed and what better way than to offer a selection of cocktails. Why not start the celebrations with traditional champagne with fresh strawberries or light gin punch garnished with mint. Later in the evening you could offer a choice of cocktails that compliment your food.

Flowers
Spring is awash with colorful flowers. Take your pick from Daffodils, Hyacinths, Lilacs, Narcissi, Peonies, Stargazer Lillies, Sweet peas, and Tulips. If you’re looking for imaginative table arrangement ask your florist about including your favorite springtime fruits for an interesting twist to your day.

The Dress
Champagne color dresses are popular for Spring weddings as well as vintage dresses from a bygone era.Why not see what your mother or grandmother has saved in her wardrobe. When putting together your look consider a bolero or chiffon stole in case the weather turns cold. Add Spring color to your look by choosing bright bridesmaid dresses.

Hilton Universal is the perfect location for all your Spring wedding dreams. Our friendly and experienced Catering staff will walk you through every step of your big day. Let us help you make your dream wedding a reality and contact us today!

Meet The Staff- Tammy Su

Tammy Su
Manager, Mandarin Sales
1 year and 6 months of service

“Be who you are and do what you love. Don’t settle.”

http://bit.ly/MandarineClub

Meet The Staff- Martha Laos

Martha Laos
Associate Director of Sales – Corporate Travel
21 years of service

“We strive to make your stay with us an experience
that fosters success and keeps you focused on your business goals”

For information on the Hilton Universal City’s Corporate Travel Program, please contact Martha directly.

Meet the Staff- Estella Segura

Estella Segura
Catering Manager

“Estella has been a wonderful new addition to the Catering Team this year. Her specialty – Dream Quinceaneras.”
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